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Upgrade Your Kitchen Knives This Christmas

Upgrade Your Kitchen Knives This Christmas

Posted by HH on 18th Nov 2021

If your current blades are struggling and your cooking prep is taking longer than normal, then it’s time to upgrade your kitchen knives, especially with Christmas coming up. A good set of kitchen knives is undoubtedly one of the most important things in the kitchen, so it’s important to invest in a high quality set which will last you a lifetime if looked after properly - you can view our knife care guide here.

Our kitchen knives aren’t just your average knives, and are sure to change your perception of what is a good knife and what is phenomenal. From premium stainless steel and Damascus steel blades, to ceramic blades, we have knowledge of blades, their materials, geometries and their qualities, so we can advise you best on your new knives.

In this blog we thought we’d run you through the knives that we think would be a worthwhile upgrade.

Boker Forge Wood Set 2.0

Combining an innovative design with a classic material selection, our Boker Forge Wood Set 2.0 is a selection of 5 premium quality kitchen knives. This attractive and eye-catching design will give you everything you need for your kitchen prep at an attractive price. Our Forge Wood set includes an Office Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Knife, Santoku Knife, Chefs Knife and Bread Knife, these knives provide the perfect handling due to the ergonomic grip design. Even better, the set includes all of the knives that you could need in the kitchen, so you can have a total refresh! Provided in a sleek block for any kitchen interior.

Price: £249.95

Key Features:

  • Stainless steel
  • Easy sharpening
  • Full kitchen set

Opinel Intempora 5-Piece Knife Block Set & Opinel Parallele 5-Piece Knife Block Set

Our Opinel Intempora 5-Piece Knife Set is an impressive knife block set that will enable you to whizz through the daily kitchen prep with ease. Are you looking for knives that just fit perfectly into the palm of your hand? The Sadnvick steel blades with full glass reinforced polymer handles do just that. These knives are resistant to corrosion, and the carbon content ensures a perfect cutting edge. Designed with safety in mind, the simple and pure design of the knife block set is guaranteed to keep your kitchen knives safe and clean when not in use. Our Opinel Intempora Knife Block Set includes 5 different knives that can be useful in all aspects of cooking, including cutting, peeling, dicing, finely slicing and carving.

Not all of our best knives come as sets. We have a variety of different knives available to purchase individually, so if you’re upgrading, here are some knife blocks that we would recommend.

Opinel Intempora 5-Piece Knife Block Set

Price: £227.95

Key Features:

  • Smooth in the hand
  • Simple and pure design
  • Allows you to whizz through daily prep

Opinel Parallele 5-Piece Knife Block Set

Price: £145.95

Key Features:

  • Attractive Beechwood
  • Silicone pads protecting the countertop
  • Set of 5 knives

Boker Knife Block

Available in Ebony Ash, Olive Ash and Black Ash, the Boker Knife Block is fashionable yet functional, showing the elegance of your knives even when they aren’t in use. The seven segments house magnets with enough power to hold the knives securely. These provide style and stability at the same time. The Olive Ash Block works perfectly with the Boker Brava Kitchen Knife Series, but will hold up to seven other knives with different blade lengths.

Price: £85.95

Key Features:

  • A block of knives for all purposes
  • Provides stability and style
  • Shows the elegance of your knives

Due Cigni Knife Block

The Due Cigni Kitchen Knife Display Blocks was designed by Italian architect Pierangelo Brandolisio. The sleek, modern knife block is made to hang from your kitchen wall, with each knife fitting securely into the magnetised slots. If you’re wanting to bring a bit of flare to your upgraded knife collection, this Italian design would be perfect. Made from tough acrylic and walnut wood, it would suit a range of different knife styles.

Price: £103.95

Key Features:

  • Designed by Italian Architect
  • Easy use
  • Shows off your impressive knives

Boker Gusto Wood Knife Block

The Boker Gusto Wood Knife Block is a universal knife block made from precious solid wood and provided with a branded stamp. Because of the removable and water-repellent insert, this knife block is both practical and modern. This knife block can be easily cleaned, allowing you to keep your knives and knife block in good condition to get the best use out of them. It’s non-slip plastic feet ensure a secure stand to keep your knives safe.

Price: £23.95

Key Features:

  • Blade protecting insert
  • Offers space for 6 knives
  • Easily cleaned

We know all too well how difficult it can be to choose the right upgrade for your knife collection. However, with our suggestions we hope we’ve made your decision that bit easier and that food prep this Christmas will be smoother than ever before.

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